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10 Best Value ETFs to Buy for Bundled Bargains
ETFs

10 Best Value ETFs to Buy for Bundled Bargains

Value stocks are finally having their day, and many expect the run to continue. These are the best value ETFs to leverage this long-awaited revival.
May 14, 2021
18 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores
spending

18 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores

These discount retailers stock plenty of bargains, but some of the merchandise isn’t worth the buck.
May 14, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
state tax

Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
May 13, 2021
33 States with No Estate Taxes or Inheritance Taxes
retirement

33 States with No Estate Taxes or Inheritance Taxes

Even with the federal exemption from death taxes raised, retirees should pay more attention to estate taxes and inheritance taxes levied by states.
May 13, 2021
Taxes in Retirement: How All 50 States Tax Retirees
Tax Breaks

Taxes in Retirement: How All 50 States Tax Retirees

We rated every state, plus Washington, D.C. on how retirees are taxed. We considered taxes on Social Security and other retirement income, tax exempti…
May 13, 2021

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11 Transformative M&A Deals You Should Care About
investing

11 Transformative M&A Deals You Should Care About

The M&A market is expected to heat up this year. Here are 11 noteworthy merger-and-acquisition stories we're following.
May 13, 2021
5 Software Stocks That Analysts Love
tech stocks

5 Software Stocks That Analysts Love

Software is long into its migration from CDs and disks into the cloud. But this maturing industry continues to grow ... and these software stocks shou…
May 12, 2021
5 Pick-and-Shovel Solar Stocks for the Green Energy Gold Rush
investing

5 Pick-and-Shovel Solar Stocks for the Green Energy Gold Rush

With a progressive administration focused on climate change, these five solar stocks could be worth a closer look for investors.  
May 11, 2021
9 Reasons to File a Tax Return Even If You Don't Have To (Warning: They're Due May 17!)
tax filing

9 Reasons to File a Tax Return Even If You Don't Have To (Warning: They're Due May 17!)

Although you might not be required to file a tax return, it might be wise to file one anyway. Here are a few reasons why.
May 11, 2021
5 States With No State Sales Tax
Tax Breaks

5 States With No State Sales Tax

Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon do not impose a state sales tax, but that doesn't necessarily make them the best states for low ta…
May 11, 2021
13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits
social security

13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

You may have dreamed of a tax-free retirement, but if you live in these 13 states, your Social Security benefits are subject to a state tax. That's on…
May 11, 2021
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
retirement

The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

Unfortunately, some states aren't very generous when it comes to helping retired veterans at tax time.
May 11, 2021
Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension
tax deadline

Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension

You can easily extend your tax return due date from May 17 to October 15…but should you?
May 11, 2021
10 States with the Highest Gas Taxes
taxes

10 States with the Highest Gas Taxes

COVID-19 has made us appreciate driving our cars more, but filling up the tank will cost you more in these states.
May 11, 2021
10 High-Risk, Low-Rated Stocks to Avoid
stocks to sell

10 High-Risk, Low-Rated Stocks to Avoid

With markets a little "toppy" these days, here are 10 S&P 500 stocks that quants have flagged as risky investment opportunities right now.
May 10, 2021
Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021

The most exciting initial public offerings (IPOs) expected in 2021 range from an Amazon-backed EV play to a popular grocery-delivery app to the doughn…
May 10, 2021
8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Tax Breaks

8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to May 17, many people are just now filing their tax return. That means there are a lot of tax refunds …
May 10, 2021
20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement
dividend stocks

20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement

Each of these high-quality dividend stocks yields roughly 4%, and you can expect them to grow their payouts even more. That's a powerful 1-2 combo for…
May 7, 2021
10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
Tax Breaks

10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

Before you embark on a shopping spree in any of the 10 worst states for sales taxes, make extra room in your budget.
May 6, 2021
13 Stocks Activist Investors Are Buying
investing

13 Stocks Activist Investors Are Buying

Poorly managed companies may not be on everyone's radar, but they're top picks for activist investors looking to boost shareholder value.
May 5, 2021
Child Tax Credit 2021: Who Gets $3,600? Will I Get Monthly Payments? And Other FAQs
Coronavirus and Your Money

Child Tax Credit 2021: Who Gets $3,600? Will I Get Monthly Payments? And Other FAQs

People have lots of questions about the new $3,000 or $3,600 child tax credit and the advance payments that the IRS will send to most families in 2021…
May 4, 2021
Dogecoin's a Joke. Don't Make Yourself the Punchline.
cryptocurrency

Dogecoin's a Joke. Don't Make Yourself the Punchline.

Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency that literally began as a joke, has shushed some doubters with a meteoric rise. But the bears could have the last laugh.
May 4, 2021
9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for extension requests, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by May 17 than just filing your federal in…
May 4, 2021
10 Dividend Growth Stocks You Can Count On
dividend stocks

10 Dividend Growth Stocks You Can Count On

What should investors prioritize in dividend growth stocks? A history of aggressive payout expansion, and the ability to generate enough cash to keep …
May 3, 2021
3 Reasons Not to Fear the Biden Tax Hikes
Politics

3 Reasons Not to Fear the Biden Tax Hikes

A lot of people are getting all worked up over President Biden's plan to raise taxes. Here are some reasons to chill.
May 3, 2021